Haleon and Smile Train
Jointly breaking down the barriers to access to cleft care
For Health. With Humanity. Haleon is a global leader in consumer health. Haleon’s leading brands are built on science, innovation, and human understanding and are trusted by millions of consumers globally.
Working Together to
In 2018, GSK Consumer Health entered a partnership with Smile Train. It was a natural fit for two organizations that share a belief that healthier mouths lead to happier moments… and more smiles.
In July 2022, GSK Consumer Healthcare became Haleon. As our partnership enters a new era, we are committed to smiles and building health inclusivity for people with clefts. We have already made a tremendous difference for Smile Train’s partner cleft teams and for cleft-affected families in 89 countries around the world.
Together, we have:
- Helped 45,000+ patients, including sponsoring non-surgical comprehensive cleft care treatments, such as nutritional support, dental care, and speech services, for more than 7,500 children in need.
- Supported hospital transportation and food for 23,000+ patient families to ensure nothing comes between children with clefts and the care they need.
- Established toll-free cleft care hotlines in India and Nigeria, breaking down the barriers to healthcare access by connecting people with clefts to the treatment they need, even in the most remote areas, and even while in lockdown.
- Subsidised the education of more than 3,900 local cleft professionals, including surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, speech therapists, nutritionists, and ear, nose, and throat doctors, across 82 countries.
Haleon has further featured Smile Train in in-store campaigns across multiple markets globally. They have also introduced Smile Train’s lifesaving work and sustainable model to dental conferences around the world, giving them a seat at the table with major dental organisations, such as FDI World Dental Federation (FDI). With FDI, Smile Train launched Oral Health in Comprehensive Health Guidelines, educational resources, and Massive Open Online Courses for oral health professionals.
And Haleon’s passion for smiles doesn’t stop when the workday ends. Their employees have enthusiastically gone the extra mile for smiles, including running marathons and triathlons and hosting fundraisers in their communities and in their offices to benefit Smile Train.